Why Did I Wake up With 3 Unexplained Scratches/Cuts on My Body?
Certain strange phenomena occur frequently and affect individuals across the globe, but are rarely discussed. Thanks to the internet, however, people who observe unusual occurrences—in this case waking up with three scratches somewhere on their bodies—are now starting to talk to each other. Those suffering from nocturnal scratches and abrasions with no tangible cause are turning to the web to seek answers. There are many of us out there, and some of us are starting to realize that we may be suffering from the same phenomenon.
When I say it like that, it sounds crazy, right? Sure it does. It sounds crazy to me too, and I'm the one writing about the phenomenon of unexplainable scratches appearing on human flesh. When people start to wake up with scratches that defy logical explanation, the following questions come to mind:
- What does this mean?
- Why is this happening?
- Who else is it happening to?
- Am I crazy, or is this real?
- What can I do to stop this?
What Do Unexplained Scratches Mean?
Over the course of my research and communication with other afflicted individuals, I've collected the following information regarding the phenomenon of waking up to unexplained scratches on the body:
- These scratches usually come in threes. They can be parallel, crossed, or random, but most often appear in sets of three.
- The most common areas on which the scratches appear are the back, arms, legs, and face.
- In addition to the mysterious scratches, many individuals also experience inexplicable bite marks and bruising.
- These strange injuries seem to appear at times in our lives when temptation is near or when we're facing a big decision.
- This phenomenon doesn't restrict itself to one country. It has afflicted many individuals and families around the world.
Thousands of victims, myself included, have turned to the internet to search for answers and insight about the three unexplainable scratches that have appeared on our bodies.
Personal Stories About Mysterious, Random, and Unexplained Scratches
The following are testimonials from real victims of the phenomenon, most of whom discovered the injuries in sets of three upon waking from sleep. These are real comments left by readers who have experienced scratches and other mysterious events.
Personal Powers: Gift or Curse?
"I found this site via a search on paranormal scratches. I'm the victim of this phenomenon. This has been happening to me for the last 6 years. At first I thought it was just something odd or that maybe one of my cats scratched me and I didn't remember. I actually watched them form one night and had witnesses to the event. They were raised like welts and turned bloody. After about 3 days they completely disappeared. I've had them in places I can't reach which rules out self-infliction. I've had them on my face, neck, arms, legs, and back. Over the years I've almost gotten used to them.
I was told that it might be a ghost in my house, but when I moved it kept happening. Also other people that have been close to me have been affected as well. I know this is bizarre and doesn't fit the norm, so I'm here in search of answers. I've been advised by someone who tried to help me that it may in fact be my own psychic doing. Let me explain. We all have a personal spiritual energy and there's a lot about the human mind we are only starting to understand. It's been suggested that I have certain powers or gifts that are making this happen. This power comes at a price, though. It's painful and has affected others I know.
The bloody scratch marks eventually heal and disappear but nonetheless it's scary. I'm not saying that I'm some kind of warlock or anything like that. The reality is I don't know what's going on or how to deal with this. I could use some help. So I've chose the grassroots method and decided to find others like me. The person I'm currently talking to has been very helpful, but she is only one source of information. I would like to hear from others. Thanks."
Looking for Answers
"I wake up sometimes and I have scratches on my upper body, on the front and back of my right shoulder blade, and on my stomach on the right side. I don't inflict them on myself and I also do not have any animals. What do you think they are coming from?"
An Ongoing Battle With a Relentless Foe
"On way too many occasions I have woken up with bad bruises on my body. I know that at work I often bump my arms and legs into things, but these bruises are on my torso. Unless someone pinched me or hit me, I can not figure out where I got them. On several occasions my husband has noticed bruising on my back and scratching on my back as if someone had just scratched me. They are not bleeding, but they are fresh. I have had dealings in the past with paranormal experiences where I have been pushed down a flight of stairs, or punched in the back. I call to the power of the Lord, Jesus Christ to rid me of these attacks. It usually works. But, the Devil just does not like to let go."
"The scratches, if not self-inflicted, are definitely demonic. There have been thousands of these afflictions in the past and 90% have demonic origin.
There is Biblical evidence of this, and it can be overcome. But don't go to a Catholic priest for prayer; they will just tie you up in religious jargon. Call a reputable evangelist."
A Sobering Fright
"I am having these issues right now.
Yesterday I awoke with a large bruise on my forearm in the shape of a toothless human bite. The surrounding area is swollen, and I had 2 other people besides myself look for bug/spider bites(NONE)!
Today I have three scratches on the other forearm that became welt-like and burn. They are wider than cat scratches. Two of the scratches run straight up and down the forearm and the third sort of curves towards the other two. They are all about two to two-and-a-half inches long. I don't smoke dope (speed, meth, whatever you want to call it) or crack, no alcohol, no over-the-counter pills."
"I was awoken around 2:24am when my three-year-old son came running into my room screaming, "Get it away from me, get it away from me!" I opened my eyes as he climbed in bed between me and my wife. It was still dark in the room. I looked towards the foot of the bed. With GOD as my witness, clear as day, I saw a green face. I saw his eyes, nose, and mouth. His head was at the foot of the bed as if he was resting his chin on the bed. I screamed as loud as I could and reached for the light. By this time I was standing on my pillow against the headboard... The face disappeared when I turned the light on. I turned every light on in my home and searched every closet, under every bed, every square inch. I found nothing!
We live in a township called Huron believed to have been built on Indian burial grounds. I've been in the garage working underneath the car and have heard someone come in the door and close it and nobody was there at all. We have heard loud banging from the outside which shakes the house: not one or two bangs but six or seven in a row. Once I called the police and they searched the outer grounds. At the time there was four inches of snow on the ground and no one found a single footprint where the banging came from.
I have since moved out of that house and my father continues to live there. He had three scratches on him last week. He also said he saw the green face in his room. I built a home on three acres on property right next door. Nothing has happened in my new home as we had it blessed. But my father says he hears a man talking almost every night. He has woken to the sound of water running and has had to shut it off.
When he got sick and had to go to the hospital for surgery he was gone for seven days. I let his dogs out every day and fed them and spent time with them. THEY BOTH DIED for no reason the night before my dad was released from the hospital. The vet has no clue what they died from. They were both only four years old. I believe a demonic evil within the home murdered my dad's dogs.
Every thing I have said is true and not a stunt. On the brighter side of things, my mom, who divorced my father 30 years ago lives in Arizona. She feeds these wild birds every day in her back yard by a stucco wall. The other day she noticed a face on the wall that looks to me like Jesus."
Do Dreams Spill Over?
"I have had unexplained scratches, strange bruises, and possible burn marks. I have also had very fine, laser-straight parallel scratches under my right eye which disappeared within hours. I live in a clean house with no pets and shower every day. I'm not religious. All the marks clear up within a few days and do not hurt. I do dream about large demonic looking creatures (tall with gladiator-like human bodies and vile dog-like heads), but in the dreams I'm not afraid and find myself to be stronger and quicker and fend them off very easily. According to my partner I'm a heavy sleeper and a right git to wake up so I don't think the marks are self-inflicted. Some are right in the middle of my back where I couldn't reach. Maybe they're psychosomatic."
A Startling Development
"I get these scratches when I'm awake..."
"My brother Guy, my best friend Mindy, and me (Chrissy) were in my room the other day. We sat in a circle in the dark and held hands. Each of us said the words, 'On the first day of school I fell off my bike and got a scratch,' and so on seven times. We turned the lights on and checked our backs. Mindy had SEVEN red scratches lined up on her back.
There was one scratch on my neck, two scratches on my right arm, and four on my left arm. My brother only had small ones. We took pictures of Mindy's. Mindy and I have scratches all over our bodies. One of Mindy's scratches left a scab. The one on my neck is very deep, deep enough to leave a rash.
We don't have a very good relationship with Jesus Christ, so I don't know what to do...but I wear a cross. It helps me when I'm scared for some reason. I have a really bad feeling about this. Help. I have had weird experiences with these type of things before, such as screaming on my camera when I was making a video and nobody was at my house but me. And I've seen weird things in Mindy's room but i won't get into details because nobody believes me. I don't know what to do and I'm scared to be alone in my room."
How Can We Explain These Mysterious Scratches on Our Bodies?
For several years, my family and I experienced sets of three scratches appearing mysteriously on our bodies without an obvious cause or explanation. In retrospect, we have come to believe that we were disregarding God and all He stood for during this portion of our lives. We were living for ourselves, using drugs, and embracing the "rock star" lifestyle.
While the scratches were weird enough on their own, what drove our suspicion to the next level was the fact that they appeared in patterns. Sometimes there were three parallel, cat-like scratch marks, just deep enough to see red, but not deep enough to draw blood. Sometimes there was one horizontal line with two vertical lines crossing it near the center. They would always burn at first, then disappear entirely a short time later—only to appear somewhere else on our bodies before long.
For us, this era felt drowned in confusion and chaos, so much so that we began to perceive the very atmosphere around us as foggy or hazy. As the scratches began to appear more and more frequently, things suddenly became clear: These mysterious scratches had a meaning—a purpose. We came to believe that they were intentionally inflicted to cause chaos and confusion in our lives, and ultimately destroy us. In a nutshell, we realized that demons were placing these marks on our bodies.
Our Theory: Scratches Caused by Demons
I know, I know, it sounds crazy—and I agree—but I believe some amazing and disturbing things may be occurring behind the scenes of humanity's existence. My family and I have been told that we are crazy, but we are resolute in the validity of our shared experience. We were affected physically by a phenomenon and have decided to share our story with others suffering from the same thing. Little did we know, it was happening to millions around the world!
What We Did Next
According to my research, the three parallel scratches symbolize destruction or the desire to "destroy." But what is meant to be destroyed? We, the marked humans, are the intended targets. The demonic forces administering the scratches prey on our corruption. God tells us that "the devils go to and fro, seeking whom they may devour." So for us, the only way we could stop this phenomenon from continuing was by surrendering to Jesus Christ. How do we know this to be true? We called to Him, and even though we disregarded His ways, He answered.
How We Stopped the Scratches From Recurring
After several months of making the right decisions in life and becoming more aware and obedient to God's moral laws, we were set free! We are living proof that Jesus Christ is our guide and our Savior!
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.— 1 Peter 5:8
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.